Get Your Car Ready for Spring Driving

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What Should Car Owners Do in Spring?

You’ve made it through another brutal Alberta winter. Spring may or may not feel nearby, but we promise the snow will melt and the weather will get warmer. Your car, truck or SUV has different needs in March or April than it does in November or December. So, what should car owners do in Spring to take care of it? There are a few things you should consider before you officially put winter behind you. Let’s take a closer look at a few things our team of experts suggested.

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Replace Wiper Blades

Most windshield wiper blades have a lifespan of about six months. Hopefully, you remembered to put on a set that was designed to deal with snow and ice. If you didn’t, you will almost definitely need to install a new set to get ready for Spring. Also, don’t forget to look into seasonal options for this time of year. Using winter-focused wiper blades won’t be as effective.

Additionally, you may need to change out your wiper fluid for a seasonal formula. 

New Oil Filter

Are you due for an oil change? Don’t put this off any longer. Cold temperatures are hard on vehicles in general, and the cold can cause a faster-than-normal breakdown of the oil filter. These should be replaced with every oil change anyway, but coming out of winter, it is even more important. 

Swap Out Winter Tires

It might still be a little early to think about swapping tires, but you should make your appointment to get it done at Davis Chev as soon as possible. The rule of thumb is that when the average temperature is at 7°C or above, it’s time for winter tires to go back into storage.

Check the Battery

Few things are as inconvenient as coming out to find your car’s battery has succumbed to the elements. Cold temps are especially hard on batteries, and it could be time to make a switch. If your interior lights seem dim or the vehicle struggles to start, your battery could be on its last legs. Our team can test your battery quickly during any service appointment to let you know if a change needs to be made.

Following a regular maintenance plan is the easiest and most cost-effective way to keep your vehicle running in peak condition. Schedule an appointment with the Davis Chevrolet Service Department today.